What does the word mint mean?

Usage examples for mint

  1. Are there many that have done as you and I, monsieur, who sent our plate to the mint? – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  2. Attorney Case expected to smell mint sauce, and, as the covers were taken from off the dishes, looked around for lamb; but no lamb appeared. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth